Technical Accounting Manager

Job Title: Technical Accounting Manager
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Location: New York, USA
Salary: US$120000 - US$150000 per annum
REF: CD02232018_1519391389
Contact Name: Chris Dodds
Contact Email:
Job Published: 10 months ago

Job Description

Our client, one of America's leading Insurance Groups, with a reputation for high performance and a culture of excellence and positivity is seeking an experienced and well-rounded Technical Accounting Manager to take over an established Business Unit Finance team of 4 as they embark on this new phase of business growth and as a result of improved market conditions.

It is an exciting opportunity to play a crucial role in the business as they expand and gain a greater market share, both in the domestic and international market place.

You will be at the centre of overall finance delivery with a core focus on delivery of statutory results and managing the team through the general ledger close process.


  • Providing accurate and timely information to meet statutory reporting and analysis requirements
  • Managing external relationships and key point of contact for any financial related matters - auditors, tax office etc.
  • Driving process improvement initiatives alongside Finance/Systems and Projects head
  • Review the team's work through the ledger close process and ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Implement financial controls and procedures to support business growth and any changes in business directions
  • Lead half year and year end reporting
  • Ensure compliance with local listing rules

Essential Criteria:

  • Ideally CPA, ACA or MBA qualified
  • Minimum 1-2 years managerial experience - in a financial services setting, although will consider 1st time movers from Big 4 (Manager or Senior level)
  • Working knowledge of financial instruments - derivatives, fixed income and equities
  • Strong presentation skills and reporting writing skills
  • Advanced Excel
  • Ability to work in a hands-on capacity, equally with forward thinking vision
  • Ability to work well with a variety of stakeholders, internally and externally
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge and implications on a growing business
  • Inspirational leadership style
  • Ability to motivate junior staff to the delivery of results
  • Collaborative work style